Niagara College to host four-day Career Fair

Niagara College to host four-day Career Fair

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:00 to Friday, February 7, 2020 - 14:00

Students and public welcome to attend Feb. 4 in Welland, Feb. 5-7 in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara College will become a one-stop shop for job seekers with its largest ever Career Fair, from February 4-7.

Current students, alumni and community residents are welcome to attend to explore opportunities, hand out resumes, network, and meet with potential employers from a variety of industries at the four- day event.

Hosted by the College’s Student Services division, Career Fair 2020 will kick off on February 4 at the Welland Campus (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), and continue February 5, 6 and 7 at the recently renamed Daniel J. Patterson Campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake (10 a.m. until 2 p.m.).

A record number of employers are registered to attend this year’s event to recruit for full-, part-time, co-op and seasonal positions. The event will draw more than 150 employers from the Niagara region and across Canada – between 40 and 55 exhibitors each day.

“The Career Fair is our largest employment event of the year at Niagara College, offering students, graduates and community residents a valuable opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers from across the country, right here on our campuses,” said Dina Fox, associate director of Student Engagement, Academic Advisement and Career Services. “We are excited to present our biggest Career Fair ever this year, thanks to a tremendous response from employers.”

Featuring different employers on campus each day, many will exhibit at the campus location where students study in related fields, while some have registered for both campuses.

On February 4 at the Welland Campus, focus areas will include health, personal support worker, community services, policing, security and justice studies, trades, technology, automotive, and more.

From February 5-7, exhibitors in Niagara-on-the-Lake will represent industries including hospitality and tourism, horticulture and cannabis production, culinary and beverage, business, sales and marketing.

Job seekers interested in attending Career Fair 2020 are encouraged to consult the list of employers for each date at careerfair.niagaracollege.ca/employerlist/.

Staff members from Career Services and the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership will be on site to assist students at the event.

The Career Fair is a highly-anticipated event at NC. It falls on the heels of ‘Career Month’ in January, when a variety of events were held to prepare students for meeting with potential employers, such as resume clinics, speed interviewing sessions, an alumni speaker panel, LinkedIn workshops, and free professional headshot sessions, and more.

Student Services also hosted its fourth annual Dress to Impress business clothing giveaway on January 28 at the Welland Campus and on January 29 in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Students had the opportunity to pick up business clothing free of charge – donated by college employees and the community – to help them put their best professional image forward at the Career Fair.

While the employment fair marks an end to Career Month, NC’s College’s Career Services department is a fixture at the College’s Welland and NOTL campuses. Its offers students a full suite of employment services, including job search resources and coaching, resume and cover letter reviews, interview practice, and workshops. It also helps to connect employers with students seeking part-time, seasonal, or co-op work experiences, or new graduates seeking employment. Employers are encouraged to visit mycareer.niagaracollege.ca for information on how to post an opportunity or to find out more about how the Career Services team can support your hiring needs.

Niagara College offers more than 130 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs; as well as more than 600 credit, vocational and general interest Part-Time Studies courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, media, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, distilling, horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit niagaracollege.ca.